German Newspaper In War Over Dieksmann’s Penis
GERMAN newspaper Die Tageszeitung is upset with German tabloid Bild that it has decorated the outside of its headquetrs with a unveiled an artwork depicting Kai Diekmann, Bild’s spreading editor-in-chief sporting a six-metre penis.
(Dieksmann. Penis. Might this be nominative determinism)
The mural, by Peter Lenk, says “Peace be with You”. There are images reflects Bild’s headline scremers:
“Emasculated by the mother-in-law’s dachshund”
“Federal Court of Justice: Now everyone can say pecker”
“First goal scored with a penis!”
It’s the latest volley in a row rooted in Die Tageszeitung’s claim that Dieksmann had undergone a failed penis extension operation. It was meant to be funny. Ha-ha.
So funny was it that Diekmann sued and Die Tageszeitung retracted. Diekmann would later post the penis article on a blog he’s been writing for Bild. Tageszeitung’s staff concluded that Diekmann’s privates had become part of the public domain. And here’s the art.
As protests go, daubing a huge penis on the side of your own office building and advertising a rival’s stories seem self-defeating.
But is it the worst protest ever? Take a look:
Spotter: The Local